By Marion Gil |Staff Writer| San Bernardino held its general elections on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The major position up for election was mayor of San Bernardino while other certain parts of the city also had elections on who would be elected for ward members. “Oh it’s all about who’s gonna be the new mayor, we really need someone who won’t screw up the city more than it is right now,” said a San Bernardino citizen who asked to remain anonymous. According to sanbernardinoelections.com, there were 10 candidates for the mayoral position. As well as, three for ward one, two for ward two, and three for ward four. The consequences of bankruptcy, rising crime rates, costly pension obligations, and … [Read more...] about San Bernardino to elect new leader
By Melissa O'Beck |Staff Writer| Hats off to our former and now reelected President, Barack Obama. Your victory marks the end of the election year, and the relief to my intolerable agony. I’m sure I am not the first, and certainly will not be the last to say “Phew, the election is over.” It’s not that I didn’t thoroughly enjoy all 3,692 political Facebook post polluting my news-feed, or six automated phone calls a day informing me who to vote for while soaking up my data plan. Furthermore, it has never been so enjoyable tuning into prime time television and being bombarded with “this message has been approved by...” during every other commercial. However, I suppose I can say I … [Read more...] about Less political advertising, please
By Matthew Bramlett |Managing Editor| It was as if a runaway freight train slammed into an unsuspecting and powerless village. In the course of only a few hours, all the Republicans’ hopes and dreams of “taking back America” were crushed and destroyed. President Barack Obama won a second term Tuesday night, handily defeating Mitt Romney and ensuring a new Democratic dynasty in America. On the Republican end, it wasn’t a pretty sight. Television cameras zoomed in on crying middle aged men in Uncle Sam hats and conservatives such as Donald Trump and Karl Rove were reduced to sad, blubbering messes. The Republican Party was so sure of victory on election day, it was widely reported that … [Read more...] about The morning after: How Republicans can adapt to the new environment
By Melissa O'Beck | Staff Writer| Do you want to own the government or do you want the government to own you? I highly recommend you check the Mitt Romney box while casting your ballot if you are a true American who supports a government that should be both of and for the people. I think it’s time we abolish socialism and get back to the roots of our Constitution. Let’s get back to a democracy, let’s get back to America. By electing family man and successful entrepreneur Gov. Mitt Romney, America will be restored and not just for these reasons alone. “I am voting for Mitt Romney because I think he tries to instill the same values that I was raised with and I really like the … [Read more...] about Why you should vote for Mitt Romney
By Marc-Olivier Drouin |Staff Writer| Nashville electro-rapper Chancellor Warhol performed at the Santos Manuel Student Union last Tuesday in association with the Rock the Vote organization to inform students about the importance of the upcoming election. A small crowd was gathered for the first part of the event where director of student leadership and development, Mark Hartley, asked Warhol a couple of questions in regards to the 2012 election. In his answers, the Tennessee electro-rapper emphasized the importance of arts, culture and education. He said that if he were president, he would encourage young people to travel in order to discover new culture and get inspired by other … [Read more...] about CSUSB students prepare to rock the vote
By Stephanie "Lilo" Madrigal |Staff Writer| College students need to step up and vote after a decrease in registered young voters since 2008. Voters between the ages of 18-29 are a full 11 percent lower than in the 2008 election, bringing the amount of registered young voters to 63 percent, according to The Pew Research Center. “The number of young people registered to vote hasn’t been this low since 1999,” according to www.washington.cbslocal.com. President Barack Obama saw a high number of young voters in the 2008 election and along with Governor Mitt Romney, are hoping for a high turnout in November. Not only is voting for president important, there are propositions affecting … [Read more...] about Student votes are key in this year’s election
By Alexis Figueroa |Staff Writer| ASI is gearing up for the upcoming elections and presidential candidate Michel’le Jones is eager to make a change. Jones’ expressed her desire to make the voice of the student population be prominent in all of the decision-making if elected president. Jones plans on getting students more involved in any future activities produced by ASI by setting up meetings once a week and checking in with her fellow students as well as making decisions with their input in mind. “I want students to have a say in the motions that are passed instead of just passing something without their input. I want to work with them by giving them the clubs they want and work … [Read more...] about Michel’le Jones, ASI presidential candidate
By Chris Johnson |Staff Writer| President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that the war in Iraq will be over by the year’s end. I guess you can say that the plan he announced during his presidential campaign to bring America’s troops home is finally coming to fruition as he stated that the troops will be back for the holidays. However, later on in his speech he contradicted his earlier statement by saying that half of the remaining troops will be brought home at the end of the year while the rest will soon follow in the coming months. So I ask, is the war in Iraq truly over? I do believe that although a majority of the soldiers will be brought back, but there will most likely … [Read more...] about Obama brings home Iraq troops: war over?